So this week, I decided not to post any pictures of any sweet things that might potentially trigger someone who is struggling with disordered eating. Instead, I am working on a separate site where I will be posting photos and information about my AIP meals, snacks, treats and recipes. Hopefully that will help people who are looking specifically for AIP food information while keeping this blog relatively "clean." I *am* posting two pictures of healthy meals I had this week (a soup and a meat/veggie dinner) but in the future I might just move all my food pictures to the other site. Will let you know when it's ready.
One of the things I cooked this week was a mushroom burger soup. I used this recipe minus the sherry, and used half coconut milk and half beef bone broth for the liquid. I added a crumbled hamburger and it was very good and filling! (Please note that if you are in strict AIP you should omit the nutmeg. I reintroduced seed spices this week so I left it in).
Another food I enjoyed this week was broiled flank steak (carne asada) with broccoli, onions and mushrooms. I just rubbed the meat with onion powder, garlic powder, black pepper, oregano, cilantro, cumin, olive oil, coconut aminos, and lime juice. Put the meat on a cookie sheet with broccoli florets, sliced onions and mushrooms tossed in olive oil, broil 7 minutes on one side and 5 on the other. (If you are on strict AIP, omit the cumin. It is a seed spice).
Tonight I am making beef stroganoff with the leftovers.
Other meals I had were mainly meat and vegetables with fruits for a side at breakfast and an occasional snack.
AIP "treats" eaten (made from ingredients in list above): 1 apple cinnamon roll, 2 mini creme pies, 2 brownies, 2 date caramels.
Yes, I made two AIP "sweets" this week... the brownies and the date caramels. I realize some readers have a problem with this but I am doing what works best to keep myself on plan right now. I still have some of last week's baked items in the freezer, but threw out the rest of the pumpkin breakfast cookies. Just not good at all after they were frozen. The brownies are from this recipe and the date caramels are here. As you can see they are made from wholesome ingredients, no refined sugars, and I enjoyed them and then stuck them in the freezer where they are now for future use. They have not triggered any kind of cravings, binges, overeating, etc and I do not feel any emotional drive to eat them. I do enjoy a sweet after dinner though.
Thursday-Sunday: seed spices (nutmeg, cumin)
All going well so far.
Exercise: walked 6 days this week, each walk about 1-1.5 miles long.
Scale says 245, one pound down from last week. That's the third week in a row I have lost one pound. I am pretty pleased with that.
Thank you for the interesting comments and the continued support.
I am 38 years old, female, a degree-holding stay-at-home-mom, and I weigh 278 pounds. I have been obese for ten years now. Time to get out of this fat prison I have made for myself.
--This is the original introduction I wrote when I first started this blog in 2007. I leave it as a reminder to myself of where I came from. Currently, I am 46 years old and weigh significantly less...see the blog for details. I lost 103 pounds, then had a partial regain, and am once again working at weight loss and better health.
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